Years later, everybody has turned their backs on Steve Moore

Former NHLer Steve Moore was attacked on the ice by Todd Bertuzzi 10 years ago today. (REUTERS)

Former NHLer Steve Moore was attacked on the ice by Todd Bertuzzi 10 years ago today. (REUTERS)

STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:22 AM ET

For a sport that forever promotes its brotherhood, community, its great charitable people and camaraderie it has been sad to witness how terribly alone Steve Moore has been these past 10 years.

One by one, he has been abandoned, treated as a hockey leper of sorts, when he did nothing but have his career crash to a sudden end amidst the worst of circumstances on March 8, 2004.

The NHL and commissioner Gary Bettman almost immediately turned its back on him. The NHL Players’ Association, of which he was a member, has done nothing to support or protect him. Trevor Linden, president of the NHLPA when he was attacked by Linden’s teammate, Todd Bertuzzi, called him a “marginal player,” which in truth is irrelevant to what had happened to his life. The Colorado Avalanche, his only NHL organization, treats him as though he doesn’t exist. His teammates, over these long and difficult years, have rarely if ever been there for him.


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